Site Alert

Document image retrieval in Claim and Account Center is experiencing intermittent issues at this time. We are working quickly to resolve the problems. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Safety & Health Core Rules

Chapter 296-800, WAC

Last updated: 12/7/2018

New Rule Activity Related Policies

The Safety & Health Core Rules are the basic safety and health rules needed by most employers in Washington State. You can make your workplace safer and healthier for your employees by applying these rules.

The Core Rules do not apply to Agriculture operations. Requirements for Agriculture operations can be found in the Safety Standards for Agriculture, Chapter 296-307 WAC.

Table of contents

Helpful Tools

Rule links below open in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Format.

WAC Description
296-800-100 Introduction
296-800-110 Employer Responsibilities: Safe Workplace
296-800-120 Employee Responsibilities
296-800-130 Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
296-800-140 Accident Prevention Program
296-800-150 First Aid
296-800-160 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Note: Chapter 296-800-170 WAC, Employer Chemical Hazard Communication rule has been repealed and replaced by Chapter 296-901, WAC, Hazard Communication.

296-800-180 Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) as Exposure Records
296-800-190 Safety Bulletin Board
296-800-200 WISHA Poster
296-800-210 Lighting
296-800-220 Housekeeping, Draining and Storage
296-800-230 Drinking Water, Bathrooms, Washing Facilities, and Waste Disposal
296-800-240 Environmental Tobacco Smoke in the Office
296-800-250 Stairs and Stair Railings
296-800-260 Floor Openings, Floor Holes and Open-sided Floors
296-800-270 Workplace Structural Integrity
296-800-280 Basic Electrical Rules
296-800-300 Portable Fire Extinguishers
296-800-310 Exit Routes and Employee Alarm Systems
296-800-320 Accident Reporting and Investigation Reports
296-800-330 Releasing Accident Investigation Reports
296-800-340 Protecting the Identity of the Source of Confidential Information
296-800-360 Using standards from National Organizations and Federal Agencies
296-800-099 Definitions

Helpful tools:

Accident/Incident Table (38 KB PDF)
Accident Investigation Report (28 KB DOC)
Additional Program Requirements Table (72 KB PDF)
Employee Rights Under WISHA (32 KB PDF)
Hazard Assessment Checklist (84 KB DOC)
Report of a Workplace Hazard (28 KB DOC)
Safety Meeting Minutes (35 KB DOC).
Sample Hazardous Chemical Communication Program
Sample Labels for Hazardous Chemical Containers (37 KB DOC)
Sample Letter for Requesting a SDS (26 KB DOC)
Training Documentation Form (31 KB DOC)

End of main content, page footer follows.

Access Washington official state portal

   © Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries. Use of this site is subject to the laws of the state of Washington.

Help us improve